Sep 28, 2012 8:00pm PDT
gingrich. and then people say maybe he'll unleash in the second term. i think people are concerned with obama as well, who is the real obama. >> eliot: yeah. but we do know that mitt romney is being sunk but his apparently feelty to the far right. and david stockman said this guy is a joker. >> that's right. they look at romney and say this is too far. the right has gone to an extreme that we never would have envisioned or endorsed and the country cannot sustain. this deep of cut to the social net and economic engine will spell chaos. >> eliot: part of the reason for this is there is this huge chasm when the imagery of ronald reagan and the reality of how he governed. the article is titled "who is driving mitt," eric bates, executive editor of "rollingstone" magazine, thank you for time you tonight. >> thank then how'd i get this... [ voice of dennis ] ...allstate safe driving bonus check? what is that? so weird, right? my agent, tom, said... [ voice of dennis ] ...only allstate sends you a bonus check for every six months you're accident-free... ...but i'm a woman.
Sep 27, 2012 5:00pm PDT
gingrich in south carolina but i think in the end there is sort of a point, tipping point where the amounts of money you spend on an ad campaign don't make up for say people not interested in coming to vote because they're disenchanted. they don't agree with anything or are unhappy generally. in the same way the ads don't make up for the time you could be spending, shaking hands and trying to humanize yourself. personally with them. so i think you -- the message comes first and then like you were saying earlier depends on what you have to say. you can be sitting on -- i don't know, billions and billions of dollars but if that message doesn't resonate with people -- >> eliot: it won't matter. look, there is a declining marginal value to the last ad once they've seen it ten times. the 11th doesn't matter that much. the more important the job, such as president, the less important the ads are. when you're talking about jobs where people don't know the candidates don't, know what the job is about, the first ad matters b
Oct 2, 2012 5:00pm PDT
santorum or maybe newt gingrich who said he is the single worst candidate to oppose the president on healthcare because he's the grandfather of the bill himself. i think he doesn't have credibility with the public on that issue. tell me i'm wrong. >> he does have credibility. he said he's going to repeal it as president in conjunction with the republican congress. he's got credibility. and he's going to take this issue to president obama. >> eliot: there are parts of it he likes, kids staying on their parent's health insurance until age 26 and pre-existing conditions. everybody knows you can't have those without paying for it. the way to pay for it is the individual mandate which is the third rail of politics. we'll talk about it later in the show. so mitt romney has put himself into an intellectual box even if it may not be a political case. >> i think he will make the case for repeal in the debates. every post still shows they want repeal. >> eliot: we'll talk about it more in a minute. up next, a preview of another